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Rivelin Litter Pick 2019

The Rivelin Valley Conservation Group was joined by the Action for Stannington group in a joint annual litter pick in Rivelin Valley on Sunday 28th April

Around 30 volunteers congregated at Havelock Dam and were given high vis, gloves, bags and litter pickers and instructions where to go.

The rubbish was then left at the side of the road to be collected by car and trailer and deposited in Rivelin Corn Mill car park to be collected by the Sheffield City Council

The two individuals in the picture are Graham Appleby (RVCG Chairman) and Scott Berg (RVCG member) who manned the car and trailer.


Sadly Hagg Hill was seemingly purposely littered again within minutes of being cleared therefore I returned today to clear it once more

Thank you to all the volunteers who attended and for returning all but one litter picker

The details have been sent to the Sheffield Star so keep a look out


One of the finds was a rather decent bicycle found dumped in shrubbery at the bottom of Stannington Road

If anyone has any idea of the possible owner, please let me know

Sheffield Environment weeks 2019

Sheffield Environment Weeks programme is now online.  Including the RVCG events http://www.sheffieldenvironment.org/events

What's On

June 2019

Sunday 23th June –  Task Day

If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144

Crosspool Festival

Sunday 30th June – Crosspool Steet Market 12-4pm including RVCG stall

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fayre – Coldwell Lane 1-4pm

Sunday 7th July – Picnic in the Park 12:30-2pm – bring your own picnic and celebrate the end of the festival at Lydgate Green


Sunday 21st July –  Task Day

If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144

Sunday 28th July – RVCG Summer Garden Party 4-6pm

Celebrating 28 yrs of RVCG. With a selection of food, refreshments and entertainment. £6 for members. Contact Graham Appleby 07850712988


Tuesday 10th September – First Open Meeting

Margaret Jackson will give a talk about the Rotherham Chapel on the Bridge

Sunday 22nd September – RVCG Heritage Open Day

The RVCG will be hosting an event in Rivelin Park with family entertainment, an exhibition of the Rivelin Mills and Cutlery Trade, Rivelin Artists, a poetry walk with Fay Musselwhite where you will have an opportunity to read your own poem and several guided walks to the newly rejuvenated Mousehole Forge where world famous anvils were once produced.

Volunteers required – please contact Graham Appleby 07850712988

Sunday 29th September – Task Day

If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144

New Rivelin Trail Posts

We have now installed marker posts at all 20 of the mills and dams along the Rivelin. This has been made possible by the many kind donations and sponsorship of the posts.

Each post marks the site of a particular mill and comes with a QR code and an NFC tag which can be used from a smart phone to access videos, images and further information about the history of the site, and the nature in that area. Click here to see the new interpretation.

Rivelin Trail Post

Walking the Rivelin Book

- New Edition!

This completely revised and updated edition features a trail guide with maps, historical details about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It is richly-illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps. Click for more details ...

"Walking the Rivelin" is also now available from:

  • Rivelin Valley Park Cafe (Rivelin Park Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 5GE)
  • Beeches of Walkley (290 South Road, Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3TE)
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop (475 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PP)
  • GT News - Crosspool (21 Sandygate Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 5NG)
  • Flask End Post Office / cafe, Low Bradfield (Flaskend, Woodfall House, Woodfall Lane, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LA)
  • Broomhill Post Office (273 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 3BD)
  • Sheffield Scene (49 Surrey St, Sheffield S1 2LG)
  • Space 205, 205 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TE
  • The Schoolrooms, Mill Lee Road, Low Bradfield, Sheffield, S6 6LB
  • Walkley Library, 403 South Rd, Sheffield S6 3TD
  • Robert D Salons, 11A Hillsborough Rd, Sheffield S6 4JL
  • Valleyside Garden Centre, Manchester Rd, Sheffield S10 5PW
  • The Crown & Glove, 96 Uppergate Road, Stannington, Sheffield, S6 6BY
  • Front Cover of Walking the Rivelin Book

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